Title

A Coordinated Mental Health Crisis Response: Lessons Learned From Three Colorado School Shootings

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

This article describes a crisis response framework based on the authors' first-hand experience following three Colorado school shootings. During each crisis response, one or more of the authors joined school and/or district crisis teams, providing direct assistance and leadership. The authors' experiences helped guide subsequent responses and assisted teams in better meeting the impacted school's needs. Lessons learned are shared with the intent of organizing and improving school-based crisis response to extreme acts of school violence.